Events: High Jump (IN: 7-0 ¼; OUT: 7-2), Long Jump (23-0 ½)
2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals Silver Medalist (High Jump)
8-time Alabama State Champion
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top jumps prospects in the U.S. high school ranks in the Class of 2017 … Cleared the seven-foot mark in the high jump four times during his senior season at Columbia High School … Crowned the 2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals Silver Medalist in the high jump with an indoor personal best of 7 feet, 0 ¼ inches at The Armory in New York … Tied as the nation's No. 1-ranked high jumper in the Class of 2017 for the 2017 indoor season … Also tied for the No. 2 spot on the U.S. high school list among all classifications in his senior season indoors … Followed outdoors in 2017 by clearing seven feet in the high jump three more times with marks of 7-0 at the Metro High School Track & Field Championships, 7-1 at the James Clemens Invitational and a lifetime personal best and Alabama high school state record of 7-2 at the Huntsville City Championships … Lifetime best tied him for the No. 3 spot in the national rankings among all high school high jumpers for the 2017 outdoor season … An eight-time state champion in Alabama during his prep career at Columbia High School … Scored an astounding four state championship gold medals at the 2017 Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A Outdoor State Championships to cap his senior season … Won his first career outdoor state titles in the high jump (6-10) and long jump (23-0 ½) in his final state meet … Also swept 2017 Class 6A hurdle titles in the 110-meter hurdles (14.55) and 300-meter hurdles (37.63) with two personal-best times … Honored as the AL.com Huntsville Region Boys Athlete of the Year and Huntsville Metro Coaches Association Track & Field Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 academic season … Captured 2017 AHSAA Class 6A Indoor State Championships in both the high jump (6-10 ¼) and long jump (22-5 ¾) during his senior season … Was first crowned a state champion during the 2015 indoor season when he won the high jump as a sophomore … Won the 300 hurdles at the AHSAA state meet for the first time as a junior in the 2016 outdoor season while competing in Class 5A… Winner of five state bronze medals while competing for Columbia High School.
Full name is JuVaughn Krishna Blake … Born on April 30, 1999 … Mother is Georgia Harrison … Mother ran track at Alabama A&M and is a member of the Alabama A&M Athletics Hall of Fame as part of its 2014 induction class … Has one brother, Ky-Mani Harrison … Plans to major in biomedical engineering at LSU.